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Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,896
Posted By adoptamutt
I highsided my TDM850 in 2009 ... went over the...

I highsided my TDM850 in 2009 ... went over the handlebars and tumbled 3 times head over heels. I was geared up, except I only wore jeans. End result is that my left knee will never be the same...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,061
Posted By adoptamutt
Everybody hates emissions controls on *their*...

Everybody hates emissions controls on *their* vehicles, but, want emissions controls on everyone elses.

I grew up in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s. The prevailing ocean winds would blow...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By adoptamutt
I had a 2009 Majesty. The only thing I didn't...

I had a 2009 Majesty. The only thing I didn't like about it, is the lag at a stoplight when I twisted the throttle. I had a J. Costa variator in it, but I still didn't like that lag.

I sold it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,669
Posted By adoptamutt
The Republic of China was established in 1911,...

The Republic of China was established in 1911, when Dr. Sun Yat Sen overthrew old imperial China (the Last Emperor). Unfortunately Sun Yat Sen died soon after and his new republic was led by the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,201
Posted By adoptamutt
Well, I just sold my XT225 last night. I just...

Well, I just sold my XT225 last night. I just didn't ride it enough, not when I now prefer to go shiftless :wink: . The carb kept getting gummed up, even though I used Seafoam as a stabilizer.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By adoptamutt
I had a 2009 Majesty (upgraded to a 2009 TMax in...

I had a 2009 Majesty (upgraded to a 2009 TMax in 2012 :wink: )

I believe the 2005-2007 are identical. Yamaha made the change for the 2008 model year.

You can get more leg room by removing the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By adoptamutt
I always thought the Aprilia SR50 DiTech would be...

I always thought the Aprilia SR50 DiTech would be interesting. De-restricted they can hit 80 mph :eek1 , has fairly larger tires (13"), and I checked one website that claims they are 198 lbs (though...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By adoptamutt
How about an electric bicycle ? weighs as light...

How about an electric bicycle ? weighs as light as 50 lbs, 20 mph or more, 20 mile range but maybe you can charge it at work.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By adoptamutt
Or, you can buy my 2009 Tmax in yellow with 3100...

Or, you can buy my 2009 Tmax in yellow with 3100 miles and about the same minor scrapes as the blue one for just $3600 for inmates :deal

Of course you'll have to do a fly and ride to California...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By adoptamutt
The Honda Aero 125 is a two-stroke. Check out...

The Honda Aero 125 is a two-stroke. Check out the other thread on this scoot on this forum.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,145
Posted By adoptamutt
Heck Jerry, forget that Burgie 200. I'll sell...

Heck Jerry, forget that Burgie 200. I'll sell you my 2009 Tmax with 3100 miles for $3800 ! Runs great, I just dropped it pushing it up my driveway, :cry . All minor scrapes. You can probably get...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,201
Posted By adoptamutt
I can't believe he takes that Zuma on the freeway...

I can't believe he takes that Zuma on the freeway ! Sure, it has the BBK to make it a 155cc, but :eek1

More of his videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgZa6r5eZxw
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,201
Posted By adoptamutt
Haven't heard from Advscoot in awhile, but he has...

Haven't heard from Advscoot in awhile, but he has posted several youtube videos of his Zuma 125 taking on plenty of dirt, gravel, and muddy trails. He has a BBK installed giving him 155cc, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,720
Posted By adoptamutt
I can see that the Vespa GT200 was a VERY...

I can see that the Vespa GT200 was a VERY competitive scooter for the Cannonball. Three of them finished in the top 10, plus another two finishers.

Makes me wonder what if a BV200 or Scarabeo 200...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,347
Posted By adoptamutt
I posted this on another thread here on Adv, but...

I posted this on another thread here on Adv, but .....

How about the Dual Carbon Battery ?

Developed by the scientists who did the batteries for Tesla and the Prius, and Kyushu University. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,720
Posted By adoptamutt
Yes, congratulations to everyone ! I'd been...

Yes, congratulations to everyone !

I'd been following DaBinChe's seesaw battle for first place since Day One. Those Vespa GT200s have been very competitive.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,796
Posted By adoptamutt
Confucius say: "A woman has the last word in...

Confucius say:

"A woman has the last word in any argument"

"Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument" :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,301
Posted By adoptamutt
I was going to throw in the Kymco GTi200 (21 HP...

I was going to throw in the Kymco GTi200 (21 HP !) as another choice, but found out they're no longer imported :huh ! Why ?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,796
Posted By adoptamutt
The San Juans are a treasure ! The last...

The San Juans are a treasure !

The last time I was there was 2003, so I must visit again soon. That time, I went in my Chevy truck with a Lance camper on it. Took the ferry from Anacortes to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 273,484
Posted By adoptamutt
Are you talking about the girls, or the scoot ?...

Are you talking about the girls, or the scoot ? :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,061
Posted By adoptamutt
OK, so now there's the possibility of an...

OK, so now there's the possibility of an all-electric vehicle that can get 300 miles per charge and be charged 20 times faster than current technology.

Then there's this: Solar Roadways :rofl
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,720
Posted By adoptamutt
Hey CD, are you the first woman to compete in the...

Hey CD, are you the first woman to compete in the Scooter Cannonball ? Just wondering.

Best of luck !
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 24,362
Posted By adoptamutt
Congrats ! Best of luck running the Cannonball. ...

Congrats ! Best of luck running the Cannonball. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By adoptamutt
My first cruiser was a 2000 Yamaha Roadstar...

My first cruiser was a 2000 Yamaha Roadstar 1602cc. What a beast. "Gobs of torque!" my brother exclaimed after comparing it to his 1998 Road King (1340cc I think it was).

But, I actually think...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,061
Posted By adoptamutt
How about this "Dual Carbon Battery", being...

How about this "Dual Carbon Battery", being developed at Kyushu University by the same scientists who worked on the systems on the Prius and Tesla ?

- Charges 20 times faster than Lithium Ion ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,277
Posted By adoptamutt
I'm 58, and 5 years ago this month I high-sided...

I'm 58, and 5 years ago this month I high-sided on my TDM 850. It has dimmed my enthusiasm so I sold off almost all the motorcycles (that included a huge 2005 Royal Star Tour Deluxe and a W650). I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 273,484
Posted By adoptamutt
Shepski, you lucky bastard ! :wink:

Shepski, you lucky bastard ! :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,088
Posted By adoptamutt
This thread actually helped me decide to keep my...

This thread actually helped me decide to keep my T-Max a little longer :wink: .

Last year I was pushing it up my driveway and stupidly lost balance and it fell over on the right side. :cry . I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,720
Posted By adoptamutt
Too bad a major Chinese scooter company,...

Too bad a major Chinese scooter company, distributor, or even dealer doesn't take advantage of this opportunity to sponsor a mainland Chinese scooter for this event. Just think if they took a Tao...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,481
Posted By adoptamutt
Well, I haven't exactly given up bike riding. ...

Well, I haven't exactly given up bike riding. Selling the TMax but I still have a 2010 SYM HD200 EVO for around town scootin'. Once the TMax is gone, I'll be looking for a used Class B RV like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,481
Posted By adoptamutt
Notice my screen name. We have 6 dogs, all from...

Notice my screen name. We have 6 dogs, all from animal shelters ! It's why I'm selling my Tmax ... no time to ride having to care for my 6-Pack :lol3

Here's 5 of the 6.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 273,484
Posted By adoptamutt
Magazine Cover 10 years ago

Cleaning out old magazines and came upon this cutie ...


http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i445/shibasaver/img003_zps35508d03.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,481
Posted By adoptamutt
How about a Tmax ?

Which I shamelessly have for sale on the Flea Market :wink: . 2989 miles and just $3750. And I've already dropped it in the driveway for you :deal .

Fly and ride ! (in the San Francisco Bay...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,013
Posted By adoptamutt
The owner's manual for my 2009 Yamaha TMax says...

The owner's manual for my 2009 Yamaha TMax says the maximum weight capacity for passengers, gear, and luggage is 425 lbs (page 9-1).
:wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,284
Posted By adoptamutt
And here's the Zuma clone

https://www.speedwaysatv.com/TaoTao-BMS-150-Zuma-Look-150cc-Scooter-Moped.html


150cc and just $1049. You can buy 3 of these (2 for spare parts, :lol3 ) for the cost of one Zuma 125.

Not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,738
Posted By adoptamutt
The Zuma 125 should be faster than the Vino 125: ...

The Zuma 125 should be faster than the Vino 125:

Zuma 125: 125cc, 4 valves, fuel injection, 10:1 compression ratio, forced air cooling
Vino 125: 124cc, 2 valves, 26mm Mikuni carb, 9.8:1...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By adoptamutt
Here's a clip of Vietnam back in the day showing...

Here's a clip of Vietnam back in the day showing those old Hondas and old French cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12tce-THLUE

Do you see them ... :lol3


It's Memorial Day so I brought...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,518
Posted By adoptamutt
Can I ask how much the 2009 leftover Citycom was ...

Can I ask how much the 2009 leftover Citycom was :ear ? How do you like it ? It seems they can be found with less than 5000 miles for under $3000. :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By adoptamutt
How About a Genuine Buddy 170i ? 1. Weight:...

How About a Genuine Buddy 170i ?

1. Weight: 231 lbs dry, so it should be well under 300 lbs wet
2. Seat Ht: 30" seat height, which is considered on the lower side for a scooter (the Buddy 150...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 737,210
Posted By adoptamutt
I'd proceed with caution on this one. A couple...

I'd proceed with caution on this one. A couple of weeks ago I sent the seller a question, but did not get any kind of a reply. Also notice that he has ZERO feedbacks.

Last week there was a...
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